Range-topping Audi S8 shown in fresh video

The Audi S8 facelift in UK specification is being showcased in a new video released on YouTube. Prices start at £79,915 (ROTR) so it’s one of the most expensive models Ingolstadt has to offer, only topped by the R8 Coupe and Spyder. The model was unveiled back in September 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show with a number of styling tweaks to keep it fresh and competitive until the next-gen scheduled to arrive in 2016.

At the heart of the Audi S8 facelift is a 4.0 TFSI V8 engine delivering 520 PS (382 kW) to a quattro all-wheel drive system through an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox. It comes as standard with 20-inch alloy wheels but for an extra £1,565, clients can opt for larger 21-inch rims. Audi UK is offering an optional design selection interior package priced at £7,666 and finished in balao brown or granite grey/brass beige while the comfort seats are available at no extra cost.

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The powerful engine grants the Audi S8 facelift super sedan with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in just 4.1 seconds while the fuel consumption stands at only 9.6 liters / 100 km with corresponding CO2 emissions of 225 g/km. It benefits from cylinder on demand technology and also has an active noise cancellation system to eliminate intrusive noise in the interior. The model can also be distinguished by its two elliptical dual tailpipes which are offered exclusively on the S8.

Adrian Padeanu

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